With the Canadian holiday just a day away, (October 12, 2009) I thought I would post one of the cutest cards I have ever done.
As I am sure that most people have their Thanksgiving menus already in place, I thought I would offer some inspiration for the one area that I find some hostesses don't pay enough attention to and sometimes leave to chance, hoping that one of their guests will bring something suitable along. Okay, I have been cryptic long enough, I am talking about setting your Thanksgiving day table and in particular, centerpieces for the Thanksgiving table.
Now some women (none that I know!) might say that setting a proper table with a centerpiece is not necessary, that they have so many other things to do, that they and their dinners are 'not that formal'. But a table set with linens, silverware and a creative centerpiece can bring such style to your gathering that I wholeheartedly believe it is worth any of the extra effort you might have to exert. Driving yourself to the flower shop and rummaging through your linen closet can be so exhausting! Would you prepare your delicious turkey dinner complete with all the sides and fixings and then slop it all on one plate and serve it to your guests like that?? Of course you wouldn't. You should view your table and table decorations in the same manner. There are many ways to set your table with style and still keep an informal vibe if that is what you want to convey.